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LOWVILLE — Thirteen people have been arrested on welfare fraud and other charges, according to a report Wednesday from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrests resulted from an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Lewis County Department of Social Services Fraud Unit.

The following individuals were arraigned in either Village of Lowville Court or Town of Lowville Court to await further court proceedings:

Sept. 21: Krista Wenstrom, 33, Lowville, two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Rachel Leonard, 27, Utica, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Sept. 23: Jessica Dean, 24, Carthage, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud

Brynna Hutteman-Kall, 27, Watertown, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Sept. 24: Erica Landrum, 30, Glenfield, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud

Corey Baxter, 35, Glenfield, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud

Sept. 25: Amber Hannibal, 30, Forestport, seven counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Alysa Ortlieb, 35, Lowville, two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Jennifer Gilbert, 37, Fonda, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Sept. 26: Andrea Cullop, 34, Lowville, two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Oct. 1: Jennifer Chaprnan, 37, Lyons Falls, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Timothy Carman, 38, Lyons Falls, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

Jennifer Cook, 45, Lowville, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud

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